Residents and businesses in North Yorkshire will benefit from an additional 34 locations to receive super-fast broadband after the Superfast North Yorkshire partnership announced a further set of locations to be included in the broadband upgrade programme. Pately Bridge, Sleights, Rufforth and Ripon will be upgraded by the end of Summer 2013.
"Fast, sophisticated communications are the cornerstone of a successful community, helping local people to build their skills and knowledge and encouraging the creation of new businesses and jobs. This exciting technology will transform on-line education, training and leisure for households and enhance the competitiveness of local firms.
In addition to BT’s commercial roll-out of fibre broadband Superfast North Yorkshire has already announced plans to make fibre broadband available to over 125,000 homes and businesses in our county. Reaching that target is a substantial achievement and we are pleased with the pace of the roll-out which is bringing this exciting technology to more challenging areas in the county.Councillor Carl Les, (Chairman) Superfast North Yorkshire
Funding for the project comes partly from BT who are contributing £10 million towards fibre deployment in non-commercially viable areas, £17.8 million of BDUK funds and £8.6 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). More details about superfast broadband upgrades in North Yorkshire are available at the Superfast North Yorkshire website.
The full location list of the 34 exchanges is:
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